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Nutrition and health throughout your life

May 31, 2012

A growing knowledge base drawn from the latest research and practice in human nutrition coalesce in the Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference, held annually at Colorado State. The conference attracts attendees from all over the United States.

Thursday, June 7 & Friday, June 8
Hilton Fort Collins
425 W. Prospect
 

The 2012 Lillian Fountain Smith Conference, “Nutrition and Health through the Life Cycle,” is being held on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8.

Gain the most current, objective, and authoritative information available in selected areas of human nutrition. The conference speakers have all made nationally-recognized contributions to nutrition research or practice.

The conference is hosted by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Register now.

Nutrition supporting healthy lives

Topics include:

  • "Healthy People 2020" - Improving the health of women, infants, and children across the lifespan
  • 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines
  • Expert panel on "Integrated guidelines for cardiovascular health and risk reduction in children and adolescents
  • "An exercise a day keeps weight regain at bay"
  • Healthy aging: Approaches to reduce chronic disease risk
  • Nutrition, aging, and a healthy immune system
  • Trends in food borne illness across the U.S.
  • The high costs of food borne illness
  • What's for dinner? Food borne outbreaks in Colorado

Topics of interest to professionals and public

Although the public is welcome to attend, the conference provides 10 hours of CEU credit and provides invaluable information for professionals such as:

  • Dieticians/nutritionists
  • Nutrition and health educators
  • Public health professionals
  • Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants
  • Extension specialists and agents
  • Food service managers
  • Restaurant owners and chefs
  • Students studying nutrition and related health professions
  • Exercise physiologists and athletic trainers
  • Health and wellness and sports medicine educators
  • Home economists
  • Diabetes educators

Reception for alumni and friends

There will be a Lillian Fountain Smith Friends and Alumni Reception on Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. in the Lory Student Center University Club (Upper level, room 236).  

  • Enjoy pairings of Colorado wines and beers with tasty treats
  • Learn about CSU’s impact on the Colorado wine and beer industries—from farm to table!
  • Network and mingle with other conference attendees, conference presenters, and distinguished guests
  • Re-connect with FSHN faculty, emeritus faculty, and retirees
  • Door prizes and more!

Attendees come from all over U.S.

This conference, including the affordable registration costs, are supported annually by the Lillian Fountain Smith Trust, established by Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith and their children to honor Mrs. Smith, a 1918 graduate in home economics at Colorado State University (then Colorado A&M).

People from across the United States have attended this conference during the last three decades. It is an honor to continue this legacy.


Contact: Elisa Shackelton
E-mail: elisa.shackelton@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-7334